2018 Husqvarna FC350 Review

2018 Husqvarna FC350
2018 Husqvarna FC350
2018 Husqvarna FC350
2018 Husqvarna FC350
2018 Husqvarna FC350
2018 Husqvarna FC350
2018 Husqvarna FC350
2018 Husqvarna FC350

 

 

BALANCE AND PRECISION.

With top-level performance guaranteed by the lightweight agility of a 250 and the hard-hitting power of a 450, the FC 350 carves through turns effortlessly and powers down straights aggressively. Standard equipment such as the electric start system and the handlebar-mounted map switch highlight the FC 350’s technological edge over the competition.

MOTOCROSS IS SYNONYMOUS WITH THE VERY CULTURE AND HISTORY OF THE HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLE BRAND.

With over 100 years of continuous production, developing some of the world’s first production offroad machines, Husqvarna are truly the pioneers of the sport as we know it today. Husqvarna Motorcycles continue pioneering cutting-edge technologies by developing motorcycles that are more agile, more powerful and more ergonomically advanced than previous generations. The attention to detail and innovative techniques used by Husqvarna engineers have resulted in continued development year-on-year, delivering premium products to the motocross market.

In model year 2018, Husqvarna Motorcycles look to continue their century-long success and maintain their position as one of the leading players in the segment. To achieve this, they will continue offering motorcycles that are at the pinnacle of performance, design and ergonomics.

Husqvarna Motorcycles’ new motocross line-up consists of eight premium TC and FC models that combine cutting-edge technology with Swedish-inspired design, offering class-leading performance across the range.

For model year 2018 Husqvarna Motorcycles’ engineers focused their attentions on introducing further engine and chassis advances, while presenting a new from the ground up TC 85 machine.

Raising the bar in terms of design, performance and handling, the all-new generation TC 85 shares the same levels of premium quality and advanced technology as found on Husqvarna Motorcycles’ full-sized motocross machines. Featuring an all-new frame and high-tech WP suspension the 2018 TC 85 will allow junior motocross riders to perform with total confidence.

A major upgrade to all full-sized 2018 TC and FC machines are the Magura front and rear braking systems. Utilising a similar layout to the previous design, the new brakes now offer the best in terms of sensitivity and feeling. Additionally, all 4-strokes receive a new Li-Ion battery.

Based on a simple yet distinctive design, new graphics across the 2018 motocross range highlight Husqvarna’s Swedish heritage.

 

 

2018 Husqvarna FC350 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to introduce their 2018 TC and FC motocross machines – a line-up of eight 2-stroke and 4-stroke models that combine cutting-edge technology with high-end componentry to offer riders of all ages one of the most efficient and enjoyable motocross ranges on the market.

Looking to maintain their position as one of the leading players in the motocross segment, in model year 2018 Husqvarna Motorcycles offer an all-new TC 85 together with seven TC and FC models that receive major updates in order to continue offering class-leading performance across the range. With the new from the ground up TC 85 setting new standards in its class, Husqvarna’s full-size TC and FC machines feature a series of upgrades among which are new brakes, a new battery, new graphics and a high-grip seat cover.

Featuring high-tech componentry and rider-focused design, all eight new models are at the pinnacle of performance, design and ergonomics.

 

MAKING STRIDES

Remaining true to their commitment to deliver premium machines, Husqvarna Motorcycles have combined their engagement in top-level racing with extensive testing to further improve their entire motocross line-up for model year 2018. From the TC 50 and TC 65 minicycles to the full-size TC 125, TC 250, FC 250, FC 350 and FC 450 all new models set an even higher benchmark in terms of design and performance. On top of new models, revamped for 2018 Husqvarna Motorcycles´ clothing and accessories collections feature a range of casual garments, functional gear and performance-enhancing parts for all dedicated Husqvarna riders.

For model year 2018 Husqvarna Motorcycles’ engineers focused their attentions on introducing further engine and chassis advances in all full-sized TC and FC models. A major upgrade is the Magura front and rear braking systems. Utilising a similar layout to the previous design, the new brakes offer the best in terms of sensitivity and feeling.

All FC 4-stroke machines feature new compact Li-Ion 2.2 Ah battery with improved output consistency. Based on a simple yet distinctive design, new graphics across the 2018 motocross range highlight Husqvarna’s Swedish heritage.

 

WHAT’S NEW FOR MY18

=>New Magura brake callipers

=>New Li-Ion Battery – better output consistency (all 4-strokes)

=>Mikuni carburettor with updated setting for TC 125/250

=>Bodywork with new colour trim & graphics

=>Extra grip seat cover

 

 

2018 Husqvarna FC350 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine

The 350cc DOHC engine weighs in at only 27.2 kg and has a maximum power output of 58 hp. The engine is specifically designed with performance, weight and mass centralisation as key criteria. As a result, all shaft arrangements have been positioned to allow oscillating masses to occupy the ideal centre of gravity while all parts are engineered to offer the best possible performance while adding the least possible weight.

  • Performance, weight, mass centralisation → 58 hp and only 27.2 kg
  • Shaft arrangements → oscillating masses at ideal centre of gravity

 

Cylinder head

The FC 350 features a DOHC design with polished camshafts and DLC coated finger followers reducing friction and improving overall performance. Added to the design are large titanium valves (36.3 mm intake and 29.1 mm exhaust) that allow the engine to rev freely to the 13,400 rpm ceiling.

  • Large titanium valves → 36.3 mm intake and 29.1 mm exhaust
  • Polished camshafts, Finger followers with DLC coating → reduced friction, better performance

Cylinder and piston

The 88 mm bore and 57.5 mm stroke cylinder features a large diameter and lightweight forged bridged-box-type piston by CP. As a result, the relatively low oscillating masses deliver exceptional power, high revs and a very wide power band. The compression ratio is 14:1.

  • Lightweight 88 mm diameter piston → reduces oscillating masses
  • Forged bridged-box-type piston → high performance and reliability

Crankshaft

A top quality crankshaft is at the heart of the high output, high-revving FC 350 engine. The plain big end bearing features two force-fitted bearing shells to ensure maximum reliability and durability, guaranteeing long service intervals of 100 hours.

  • Plain big end bearing → increased durability and service intervals

Crankcases

The FC 350 features an engine design with mass-centralisation and weight reduction as the main goals. All the major components have been positioned to achieve the best possible centre of gravity. As a result, the motorcycle benefits from superb handling while ensuring a light and compact engine design.

High-pressure die-cast production processes keep the overall weight to a minimum, resulting in a thin wall thickness while retaining reliability. The iconic Husqvarna logo adorns the bronze finished crankcase covers.

  • Crankcases → mass-centralisation
  • High pressure die cast production process → thin walls for reduced weight, while maintaining strength

Gearbox

The compact 5-speed gearbox features a low-friction coating on the shifting fork, ensuring smooth and precise shifting. The gear lever features a design that prevents dirt build-up for easy operation in the toughest conditions. An advanced gear sensor allows for specific engine maps in each gear.

  • 5-speed gearbox → smooth and precise shifting
  • Integrated gear sensor → specific engine maps for each gear

CSS clutch

The 250cc and 350cc engines feature CSS (Coil Spring Steel) clutches with Magura hydraulics and lever. The CSS clutch has six coil springs, seven clutch plates and a one-piece CNC machined steel clutch basket.

  • CSS clutch → lighter with more consistent clutch action
  • Magura hydraulic system → German-made precision and quality

 

 

 

2018 Husqvarna FC350 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in USD

Engine
Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Displacement 349.7 cm³
Starter Electric starter
Transmission 5-speed
Primary drive 24:73
Secondary gear ratio 14:50
Clutch Wet, multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
EMS Keihin EMS

 

Chassis
Frame design 25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
Front suspension WP-USD, AER 48, Ø 48 mm
Rear suspension WP shock absorber with linkage
Suspension travel (front) 12.2 inch
Front brake Brembo twin-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake disc diameter 220 mm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.9 °
Seat height 37.8 inch
Weight without fuel 221.34 lb.
Suspension travel (rear) 11.81 inch
Tank capacity (approx.) 1.85 US gal

 

 

2018 Husqvarna FC350 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in  CDN

Engine
Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Displacement 349.7 cm³
Bore 88 mm
Starter Electric starter
Transmission 5-speed
Primary drive 24:73
Secondary gear ratio 14:50
Clutch Wet, multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
EMS Keihin EMS

 

Chassis
Frame design 25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
Front suspension WP-USD, AER 48, Ø 48 mm
Rear suspension WP shock absorber with linkage
Suspension travel (front) 310 mm
Suspension travel (rear) 300 mm
Front brake Brembo twin-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake disc diameter 220 mm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.9 °
Wheelbase 1485 ± 10 mm
Ground clearance 370 mm
Seat height 960 mm
Tank capacity (approx.) 7 l
Weight without fuel 100.4 kg

 

 

2018 Husqvarna FC350 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £7449 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine
Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Displacement 349.7 cm³
Starter Electric starter
Transmission 5-speed
Primary drive 24:73
Secondary gear ratio 14:50
Clutch Wet, multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
EMS Keihin EMS

 

Chassis
Frame design 25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
Front suspension WP-USD, AER 48, Ø 48 mm
Rear suspension WP shock absorber with linkage
Suspension travel (front) 12.2 inch
Front brake Brembo twin-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake disc diameter 220 mm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.9 °
Seat height 37.8 inch
Weight without fuel 221.34 lb.
Suspension travel (rear) 11.81 inch
Tank capacity (approx.) 1.85 US gal

 

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